A little gear goes a long way

By James Good | July 24, 2020 | Comments Off on A little gear goes a long way

One of the beauties of stock photography is that you don’t need a bunch of special equipment to get started. Any camera that you have will be just fine, even if it’s just a cell phone! That said, as you begin to take more photos, there are a few pieces of gear that can make […]

The photo technique that changes everything.

By James Good | July 17, 2020 | Comments Off on The photo technique that changes everything.

How are you doing these days? No matter how you look at it, the world is pretty weird right now. We’re all kind of “stuck” in one way or another. But I hope you’re not letting it hold you back. One of the most powerful techniques in photography is finding a unique or unexpected point […]

Next time you go somewhere pretty, try this!

By James Good | July 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Anything you can do to help your stock photos stand out to a buyer is a good thing. Photographing panoramas is a great way to do this! By panorama I mean taking multiple photos and stitching them together to create a long, skinny image. It’s actually pretty simple to do using editing software like Adobe […]

Five ways to make your photos sell

By James Good | June 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Stock photography is about so much more than simply taking photos. It’s really an endeavor that combines the craft of photography with the savviness of marketing and the art of design. To thrive as a stock photographer, you certainly need to hone your photographic skills. But you also need to think like both a graphic […]

Tiny prop – big photo sales!

By James Good | May 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

When you’re thinking up things to photograph for stock, there are really two ways to go about it: 1. Go trendy. Keep track of trends and news items and photograph what’s current and “newsworthy.” For example, right now, anything involving masks, working from home, health, and social distancing is going to be a great topic. […]

Don’t forget to have fun along the way

By James Good | May 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Selling your photos as stock is super fun. It gives you a way to sell photos that might never see the light of day otherwise. And you can watch your photos sell while you’re busy doing other things. But it’s not an “instant gratification” kind of endeavor. It takes time and consistency to build up […]

Should you take flower photos for stock?

By James Good | May 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Stock agencies love to tell new contributors NOT to send in flower photos. And I get it. Everyone takes photos of flowers because they’re pretty. But just because a flower is pretty… doesn’t mean that your photo of it is a saleable image. So stock agency inspectors are left rejecting thousands of quick snapshots of […]

You don’t need me to do this!

By James Good | April 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Every so often, I get a cautious comment from a reader who isn’t sure what to do next. Like this one: “I have a lot of photography that has been praised highly. I would love to do something with it and make a little money. But everyone wants money upfront and my husband has extreme […]

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By James Good | September 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Premium Coaching

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